Few automakers have made as big an impact on the crossover SUV segment as Kia. However, that isn’t to say there still aren’t a lot of challenges for the automaker's four distinct models to overcome. A comparison of the 2019 Kia Sportage vs. 2019 Honda CR-V will clearly show that the Kia crossover SUV is in a prime position to make a run at one of the class’ most popular vehicles. The advantages the 2019 Sportage offers over its Honda competitor include more available performance options, more towing capability and more technology available across more trim options. The 2019 Kia Sportage is currently available at the Classic Kia Carrollton showroom. Customers can schedule a test drive with one of our product experts today by calling, 972-798-6900.
Having continual and safe access to technology has become a necessity in the modern crossover SUV class. The 2019 Kia Sportage is equipped with an infotainment system that will be compatible with both the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites of applications. Owners of the current Sportage who choose to take the EX trim and above will have this smartphone compatibility as standard equipment. The base LX trim of the Kia crossover SUV can have it added if a buyer chooses the Popular package which also makes several more features available. While the 2019 Honda CR-V also has this capability, it is not offered at the vehicle’s base trim at all. Additionally, the 2019 Kia Sportage makes its infotainment available with a larger touchscreen interface.
2019 Kia Sportage
2019 Honda CR-V
Both the 2019 Kia Sportage and 2019 Honda CR-V make a couple of engines available to owners. The Kia Sportage starts buyers off with a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that will make 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. For more performance, the 2019 Sportage can also employ a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine with a peak output of 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Both power plants will be attached to a six-speed automatic transmission and all trims can be equipped with either front- or all-wheel-drive. On the Honda CR-V, its entry-level powertrain is also a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine, but it uses a continuously variable transmission. The other engine is a turbocharged, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder motor that makes 190 horsepower. The base Honda engine does make slightly more power than the corresponding Kia power plant. However, the 2019 Sportage has a higher maximum towing capacity.